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St James House, Bilbrough, York5 bedroom Manor House for sale

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Main features

  • Grade II Listed
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • x2 Detached Double Garages
  • Sweeping Gravel Driveway
  • Generous Gardens
  • Ample Parking for Several Vehicles
  • 6 Miles South of York
  • Wood Burning Stoves
  • High Ceilings

About this property

A stunning Grade II Listed family home offering over 4,600 sq.ft of accommodation. forming part of Bilbrough Manor

DESCRIPTION St James House Bilbrough Manor stands on the rising ground south-west of York, dating from 1901 when it was rebuilt on the site of a decaying Elizabethan mansion. Its earlier history is inextricably linked with the Fairfax family, of whom the most famous was the third Lord Thomas Fairfax who commanded the Parliamentarian new model army when it defeated Charles I, but later opposed Cromwell and was instrumental in the restoration of Charles II.

In its more recent incarnation, Bilbrough Manor has been an exceptional family home as well as a country house hotel but due to its unwieldy size for one family the decision was made to split the manor into three independent houses each with its own access road, gardens, garages and services.

St James House offers very well-appointed and deceptively spacious accommodation boasting fabulous natural light levels, a large living kitchen/breakfast room with an Aga and adjoining dining room leading to an impressive drawing room with grand ceilings and open fire. The study/family room offers a second reception room with a wood burning stove and of particular note is the big conservatory which provides a link across the back of the house joining the hall, dining room and study giving the house a focus for entertaining. The showpiece of the first floor is, without doubt, the master suite benefitting from a large bedroom and an ensuite. There are a further three bedrooms, one ensuite and a family bathroom. Rear stairs lead to the second-floor bedroom and dressing room/6th bedroom.

Approached via a private sweeping drive, the property enjoys generous west facing gardens to the front and side with two double garages to one side and ample parking for several cars. To the rear is a kitchen garden leading to a secluded sun terrace.

LOCATION Bilbrough lies 6 miles south-west of York surrounded by rolling agricultural land. Home to The Three Hares public house, a parish church and village hall. The village offers easy access to the A64 and A1, providing excellent transport links to the rest of Yorkshire and beyond. The City of York benefits from a railway station; with trains to London’s King’s Cross in 1 hour 50 minutes and the city also offers excellent schooling including St Peters School, Bootham and The Mount to name just a few.

TENURE Grade II Listed


VIEWINGS Viewings strictly by appointment with Naish.

COVID - 19 GUIDELINES Current Government Guidelines:
(Lockdown 2 – November 2020)

"Buying, selling and renting a home can continue, in a COVID-secure way, as it has in recent months. Estate and letting agents can operate, show homes and sales suites can remain open and property viewings, mortgage valuations and surveys can take place."


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